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Judge rejects Robert Durst bid for murder mistrial due to defendant’s health

INGLEWOOD — A judge on Monday rejected the defense’s emergency motion for a mistrial in Robert Durst’s murder trial based on the New York real estate scion’s health conditions. “He has endured 11 weeks of trial, but remains mentally present,” Superior Court Judge Mark Windham said shortly before denying the defense’s motion alleging that the 78-year-old defendant is “physically incompetent to proceed with trial, including with testifying in his own defense.” It marked the third time within recen...
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Bubble Watch: California confidence takes a dip

“Bubble Watch” digs into trends that may indicate economic and/or housing market troubles ahead. Buzz: California shoppers’ optimism fell in July for the first time in four months. Could it be fears about rebounding coronavirus risks and the uncertainty over the governor’s upcoming recall election? Source: Conference Board’s monthly consumer confidence index, derived from a survey of shoppers. The trend The Conference Board put its consumer confidence index for California at 126.1 for July — d...
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X, Los Lobos and The Blasters rock Pacific Amphitheatre

“We never thought we’d see this day,” X vocalist Exene Cervenka told the audience as the Los Angeles punk rock band finished up its headlining set in front of a sold-out crowd at Pacific Amphitheatre in Costa Mesa on Sunday night. It has been a very long year-and-a-half without live music that didn’t include chilling in your vehicle in staggered spaces in random parking lots. Folks were ready to dance and sing along side by side — some masked and some not — to a trio of bands that helped shape t...
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Is violence coming to City Hall?

In recent months, several Southern California school boards have been forced to relocate or cancel their meetings because planned discussions about ethnic studies led to threats of violence. On July 11, a fight broke out during Rep. Katie Porter’s town hall event at an Irvine park, when far-right figures organized a confrontation and one of Porter’s supporters was arrested for throwing a punch. Last week, a Victorville councilwoman was arrested after clashing with police as they tried to remove ...
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Why ‘The Suicide Squad’ is not a sequel, according to James Gunn and Joel Kinnaman

When writer-director James Gunn agreed to make “The Suicide Squad,” he did so with the understanding that he wasn’t expected to follow closely, or at all, in the footsteps of the 2016 film debut of the DC Comics team of supervillains. “Frankly, the weirdness of doing a sequel that’s not a sequel was part of the appeal of it,” Gunn says on a recent video call. “Just because it’s so different. “I think “Alien” and “Aliens” is a good example,” he says of the first two films in the sci-fi franchise....
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San Fernando Valley sprinter running for Belize in Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Flag bearers Samantha Dirks and Shaun Gill of Team Belize walk out during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images) TOKYO, JAPAN – JULY 23: Flag bearers Samantha Dirks and Shaun Gill of Team Belize lead their team during the Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on July 23, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images) TOKYO...
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Why Southern California is a new EV mecca, with Rivian, Lordstown, and Karma in Irvine

With the click of a mouse, a Karma Automotive technician brings a brand new electric vehicle to life. You sit inside and marvel at the sleek console, the plush seats, the streamlined, jet-age dashboard. Never mind that this new car doesn’t yet exist. Never mind that the driver’s seat you’re sitting on is actually a metal office chair. Thanks to the magic of virtual reality, Karma Automotive’s designers can visualize how a car looks long before they build it. “I can put you inside a car,” said Da...
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What to do if dog pee is ruining your lawn

Q: My dogs leave yellow dead spots on the lawn where they pee. What can I do to keep this from happening? A: Dog urine contains lots of nitrogen, so it has the same effect on turfgrass as undiluted fertilizer. If you know your dog’s favorite spot, water that area thoroughly and frequently to dilute the urine and wash it away. When you fertilize your lawn, don’t treat in the areas that your dog uses. Encourage him to drink more water. Not only is it healthier for him, but it also dilutes his urin...
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Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, Aug. 2-9

National Night Out is on Aug. 3, 2021. Most National Night Out events were cancelled in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In the photo, children enjoy themselves during San Fernando Police Department’s National Night Out in San Fernando on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. The San Fernando Police Department is planning for a National Night Out event on Oct. 5, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable s...
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Senior Living: Though millions are at risk for diabetes, Medicare struggles to expand prevention program

By Harris Meyer, Kaiser Health News Damon Diessner tried for years to slim down from his weight of more than 400 pounds, primarily because his doctors told him he was at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. His hemoglobin A1c level, a blood sugar marker, was 6.3%, just below the diabetes range of 6.5%. Then, two years ago, one of his doctors helped get him into a YMCA-run Diabetes Prevention Program not far from his home in Redmond, Washington. The group classes, at first held in person and then ...
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Pasadena looks for payback after ‘baseless’ Rose Bowl lawsuit

A legal spat costing taxpayers hundreds of hours in attorneys’ fees has been dismissed , and the city of Pasadena is now looking to get reimbursed the $442,000 dollars it spent to fight the “baseless litigation,” according to paperwork filed with the court. Meanwhile, the Tournament of Roses has remained mum on the matter, according to a motion filed Monday, July 26 that extensively details the ongoing saga between the city and its partner of more than 100 years. The Tournament previou...
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Man stabbed to death on Nordhoff Place in Chatsworth

LOS ANGELES — A man was stabbed to death late Sunday in Chatsworth. The stabbing was reported about 11:15 p.m. Sunday at 19775 Nordhoff Place, said Officer D. Orris of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations Center. Officers found the 30-year-old man suffering from stab wounds, Orris said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No suspect information was available, he said. The victim may have been homeless, Orris said. Related Articles Woman stabbed to death on Valerio ...
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Puerto Rico’s Jasmine Camacho-Quinn erases nightmare of Rio

TOKYO >> Puerto Rican hurdler Jasmine Camacho-Quinn stood behind the starting blocks at Olympic Stadium 10 minutes before high noon. Behind her a giant Olympic flag swayed slightly in the breeze. In front of her the Olympic 100 meter hurdles final, a race that five years earlier in Rio de Janeiro had brought her to her knees. Camacho-Quinn was so distraught over stumbling her way to a disqualification in the 2016 Olympic semifinals she essentially went into self-imposed hiding at the University ...
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Fan for life Danny Duffy calls joining Dodgers ‘awesome’

PHOENIX — Danny Duffy wears his sports loyalties right on his sleeve – or under it. A native of Lompoc, Duffy grew up a big fan of the Lakers and Dodgers and remains so. He has “VIII” and “XXIV” tattooed on his right forearm – Kobe Bryant’s uniform numbers with the Lakers. And he has a baseball signed by Hall of Fame manager and Dodgers icon Tommy Lasorda that he got at a pre-draft workout in 2007. Lasorda signed it to a “Future Dodger.” That prophecy came true on Thursday when the Dodgers acqui...
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LA County’s new coronavirus caseload tops 3,000 again Sunday, even amid weekend reporting lags

Los Angeles County reported 3,045 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Sunday, Aug. 1, with officials noting that those numbers may reflect delays in weekend reporting. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike, too, rising from 1,071 Saturday to 1,096, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 231 to 236. The new figures bring the county’s cumulative totals to 1,303,343 cases and 24,685 fatalities since th...
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LA County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 1,096 on Sunday

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continued to spike on Sunday, Aug. 1, rising from 1,071 Saturday to 1,096, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 231 to 236. The new figures came one day after county officials reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths, bringing the county’s cumulative totals to 1,300,313 cases and 24,682 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Dep...
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Morrison, a classic sports bar, scores big in Burbank and Atwater Village

I grew up in the shadow of Yankee Stadium. Which meant there was no way for me to not have a love of sports hardwired into my internal circuitry. With Yankee Stadium across the street, you spend an inordinate amount of time in the bleacher seats in “The House That Ruth Built.” (I even went there on school field trips. The justification? Baseball is all about the math. I learned to calculate batting averages long before I studied long division) Which is why I’m drawn, like a fan to a Yankee Frank...
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My fashionable aunt needs help with her balance. How can I get her to use a cane?

My 85-year-old fashionable aunt and I have a wonderful relationship. She takes pride in her appearance and dresses well. Unfortunately, her balance is not good and she refuses to use a cane. Is there any way I can influence her to use something that appears so simple to me such as cane? I know that would make her life safer and would allow me to rest easier. Many thanks. S.L. We know that 16.4 percent of older adults use a cane . What we don’t know is how many need to use one and don’t. One of...
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At some California hospitals, nearly half of workers remain unvaccinated

They work in hospitals. They have easy access to jabs. They know the risks. Yet after a frenetic rollout and urgent pleas from officials on nearly-bent knees, almost a quarter of California’s hospital workers remained unvaccinated for COVID-19, according to federal data. Vaccine hesitancy is far more pronounced at some hospitals than at others, and may reflect a community’s affluence — or lack thereof. At Redlands Community Hospital, 42% of workers were not vaccinated as of July 16, according to...
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Ceremony opens new Bell Health Center, boosting access to medical care in Southeast LA region

City of Bell Vice Mayor Ana Maria Quintana speaks during the grand opening of the Los Angeles County Health Services, Bell Health Center during the grand opening of the Bell Health Center in Bell on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, second from right, gives thumbs up as she stands along side community members, mayors and council members from the surrounding communities that the ne...
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LA County posts 3,318 new COVID-19 infections, 11 deaths; vaccine access expanded on Sunday

With the relentless Delta variant widening its reach in the region, Los Angeles County reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, July 31. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike as well, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. Related links Fueled by unrelenting Delta variant, LA County’s homeless endure spike in COVID-19 cases C...
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Seals, sea lions get their special day in the sun – with a live audience – in San Pedro

The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro held its annual Seal Day event Saturday July 31, 2020. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro held its annual Seal Day event Saturday July 31, 2020. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro held its annual Seal Day event Saturday July 31, 2020. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) The Marine Mammal Care Center in San Pedro ...
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Sheriff Villanueva expresses ‘grave concerns’ about East LA man shot, killed by deputies

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff Alex Villanueva expressed “grave concerns” Friday night about the shooting by a deputy of a knife-wielding 34-year-old man in the midst of a mental health crisis, a killing that was captured on videotape and prompted a federal lawsuit from the man’s family. David Ordaz Jr. was shot and killed in East Los Angeles on the afternoon of March 14 after family members called for help during a crisis during which the man was holding a knife and appeared suicidal. In a statement pos...
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LA County coronavirus hospitalizations climb to 1,071 Saturday

The number of coronavirus patients in the hospital continued to spike in Los Angeles County on Saturday, July 31, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. The new figures came one day after county officials reported 3,606 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day report since early February. Friday’s 3,606 new infections brought the county’s overall total from throughout the pandemic to 1,297,032. ...
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West Basin reveals costs of desalination as public meeting set for Monday

A proposed ocean water desalination plant that processes 20 million gallons of seawater daily would cost $514 to $740 million, depending on its design, according to a report released Friday, July 30, by the West Basin Municipal Water District. The plant would also require nearly $20 million per year to operate. In order to pay for the project, West Basin would need to increase its annual service charge fees by 10% per year for the next decade, the report said. West Basin distributes imported wat...
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Exploring the magic of mulch and minimal watering at Descanso Gardens

The largest plant family is the daisy family (Asteraceae), with over 32,000 species worldwide. Its diversity is lavishly exemplified at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge, where I was recently a visitor. The Gardens, located at 1418 Descanso Drive, are open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon-Fri and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. and Sun. For more information, go to descansogardens.org. As soon as you enter the driveway from Descanso Drive, look to your right and you will see impressive compact shrubs with yellow dais...
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Disneyland ‘Blinkin’ Lincoln’ animatronic used to go crazy and smash his chair in a robotic fit

The Great Emancipator who has starred as an audio-animatronic historic figure in Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln for a half century at Disneyland got off to a rough start in 1964 when he would go crazy from power surges and smash his chair in a robotic fit. “Mr. Lincoln would sit in this chair and he would start to get up and all of a sudden he would go into this robotic fit and fling his arms around,” Disney historian Bill Cotter said in a new Disney+ show. “He literally smashed his chair into k...
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Desalination plant would mean 10% fee hike annually for West Basin customers

A proposed ocean water desalination plant that processes 20 million gallons of seawater daily would cost $514 to $740 million, depending on its design, according to a report released Friday, July 30, by the West Basin Municipal Water District. The El Segundo plant would also require nearly $20 million per year to operate. In order to pay for the project, West Basin would need to increase its annual service charge fees by 10% per year for the next decade, the report said. West Basin distributes i...
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National Night Out, Aug. 3, brings community, police together for crime prevention tips and family fun

  San Fernando Police Chief Anthony Vairo talks with people during San Fernando Police Department’s National Night Out in San Fernando on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)   National Night Out, Aug. 3, brings law enforcement officers, emergency personnel and the public together to learn about neighborhood crime, crime prevention tips, safety at home and creating neighborhood watch groups while having fun in a relaxed atmosphere. Put together you...
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Religion events in the San Fernando Valley area, July 31-Aug. 7

  St. Finbar Roman Catholic Church, founded in 1938, is at 2010 W. Olive Ave., Burbank. (Google Street View)   Here is a sampling of religious services in the San Fernando Valley area, July 31-Aug. 7.   Tenth Sunday after Pentecost at Prince of Peace Episcopal Church: The congregation meets, 8 and 10 a.m. Aug. 1. Readings for this Sunday: 2 Samuel 11:26 to 12:13a and John 6:24-35. Bring a mask to wear. Find the Sunday bulletin and the link to the online service at 10 a.m. here: www.popwh.or...
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